Iris versicolor (Iris)

Source Information

Blue Flag

Generals: Thyroid, pancreas, salivary, intestinal glands, and gastro-intestinal mucous membrane, are especially affected. Increases the flow of bile. Sick headaches and cholera morbus are a special therapeutic field for its action.

Head: Frontal headache, with nausea. Scalp feels constricted. Right temples especially affected. Sick headache, worse rest; begins with a blur before eyes, after relaxing from a mental strain. Pustular eruption on scalp.

Ears: Roaring, buzzing, ringing in ears, with deafness. Aural vertigo, with intense noises in ears.

Face: Neuralgia after breakfast, beginning in infra-orbital nerve, and involving whole face.

Throat: Mouth and tongue feel scalded. Heat and smarting in throat. Burning. Profuse flow of saliva; ropy. Goitre.

Stomach: Burning of whole alimentary canal. Vomiting, sour bloody, biliary. Nausea. Profuse flow of saliva (Merc; Ipec; Kali iod). Deficient appetite.

Abdomen: Liver sore. Cutting pain. Flatulent colic. Diarrhoea; stools watery, with burning at anus and through intestinal canal. Periodical night diarrhoea, with pain and green discharges. Constipation (give 30th)

Extremities: Shifting pains. Sciatica, as if left hip-joint were wrenched. Pain extends to popliteal space. Gonorrhoeal rheumatism (use Irisin).

Skin: Herpes zoster, associated with gastric derangements. Pustular eruptions. Psoriasis; irregular patches with shining scales. Eczema, with nightly itching.

Modalities: Worse, in evening and at night, from rest. Better, from continued motion.

Relations: Antidote: Nux vomicaNux-v.

Compare: Iris florentinaIris florentina-Orris-root - (delirium, convulsions, and paralysis); Iris factissimaIris factissima (headache and hernia); Iris germanicaIris germanica-Blue Garden Iris - (dropsy and freckles); Iris tenax-i. minorIris tenax-i. minor - (dry mouth; deathly sensation at point of stomach, Pain in ileo-caecal regionPain in ileo-caecal region; appendicitis. Pain from adhesions after). PancreatinumPancreatinum-a combination of several enzymes - (Indicated in intestinal indigestion; pain an hour or more after eating. Lienteric diarrhoea. Dose. - 3-5 grains, better not given during the active period of stomachic digestion). PepsinumPepsinum - (Imperfect digestion with pain in gastric region. Marasmus of children who are fed on artificial foods. Diarrhoea due to indigestion. Dose. - 3-4 grains) (Diseases of pancreas, gout, diabetes); IpecIpec, PodophPodoph, Sanguinarinum (purum)Sanguin, Arsenicum albumArs, Ant crAnt cr.

Dose: Tincture to thirtieth potency. Favorable reports from the very highest potencies.